Kristin Weivoda, EMS Administrator
September 20, 2021
Is your glass half-full, or half-empty?
My glass is half-full. I like to have an optimistic view of life and challenges. My motto is “live big, love big.”
What motivated you to enter public service?
First and foremost, human connection and compassion; I am pro-social motivated. I feel strongly about public values, such as fairness, social equity, social justice, and social responsibility. In addition, I enjoy the challenge of complex problem solving and finding creative, collaborative innovative solutions.
Please describe your role with your County:
I oversee the system management of Yolo County’s Emergency Medical Services System and Public Health Emergency Preparedness program. In Yolo County, I function as the Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) and Region IV Disaster Medical Health Coordinator (RDMH-C). In addition to my duties at the county, I am Legislative Chair for the EMS Administrator Association of California, and I represent EMS on the State EMS Commission.
What are you currently reading?
Right now, I feel like I am reading all things COVID. When I have some time, I will probably go back and re-read one of my all-time favorites “The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet.”
Who is your hero?
Maya Angelou would be one of many of my heroes for her values, insight, beautiful words, love of truth, standing up for civil rights and equality, strength and resiliency, and her directive of “just do right.”
What makes your county special?
The I/we can attitude of Yolo and our stakeholders. It is a very collaborative group of people with the approach of let’s get it done and let’s do what is in the best interest of our residents. During some of our hardest times, I have seen the community, the County come together.